Laurinmäki Crofter’s Museum

Laurinmäki area is a true treasure filled with history, culture and Finnish nature, located in a village surrounding the Janakkala medieval stone church. From the historical nature and culture area one can find sacred sites from Iron Age, trenches from World War 1 and Laurinmäki Crofter’s Museum. The open air museum offers a time travel stroll to the daily life of tenant farmers in the late 19th century. Laurinmäki nature trail starts from the Crofter’s Museum and follows a two-kilometer route in a beautifully diverse forest. The trail leads a hiker to the top of rocky Määkynmäki from which there are spectacular views to the direction of Lake Kernaala and Hakoinen Castle. There is also a shorter trail that leads to sacred grove and Spring of Saint Lawrence. Summertime also brings along the adorable summer guests, Finnish sheep and cows to the riverside field of Räikälänjoki. During summer months there is a charming Culture café in the old, wooden Yellow House. Concerts and other cultural events are organized in the area all year round. The Crofter’s Museum is open during summertime, events and on request. However, it is possible to visit the Crofter’s museum area and the Nature Trails independently outside the opening hours with the guidance of information signs.

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